Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Questions Whether God Exists

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LONDON - The archbishop of Canterbury - the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million Anglican Christians - has admitted he sometimes doubts whether God actually exists. Justin Welby made the comments during a relaxed interview in front of an audience at Bristol Cathedral, in England. "There are moments, sure, where you think, 'Is there a God? Where is God?'" The archbishop, who is also the leader of the Church of England, added that his admission was "probably not what the archbishop of Canterbury should be saying."

The speech was made last Friday and uploaded to YouTube. It was first highlighted by the Guardian newspaper on Thursday. Welby said he found himself doubting the existence of God during a recent jog. "The other day I was praying over something as I was running and I ended up saying to God: 'Look, this is all very well but isn't it about time you did something – if you're there' – which is probably not what the archbishop of Canterbury should be saying." Later in the interview he said he was certain about the existence of Jesus.


- Alexander Smith